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newman begins his sixth week in custody, new details are emerging that explain why the north koreans are singling him out and are not letting him return home. our report from our chief foreign correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: merrill newman, seen in these images broadcast over the state-run tv, was according to friends in his former combat unit, one of the leaders of an elite team fighting in the korean war. in fact, when the 85-year-old veteran was pulled off a plane he was planning to go to south korea and reunite with some of his former troops who were waiting for him there. one said i wouldn't go there, north korea would think i was a spy or something. a friend from that unit, allen hedges, told us he believes that is why newman is being held. >> the charges are false, i'll tell you that. i was there with him. we never killed anybody or anything and we never advocated killing. >> reporter: after six weeks, newman was seen signing an alleged apology for his actions during the war, but there is no way of verifying the so-called confession or under what circumstances new
, relatives say they are deeply worried about 85-year-old newman. he has been detained for over a month after he was pulled from a jet liner was a he was leaving korea after a 10-day tour. i am joined by jordan chain and the author of "nuclear showdown: north korea takes on the world " kim lun yun's ant, also a pour in her own right. has he been removed from power? >> i think that he has because he hasn't been seen in public since november 6th. that would be very unusual if he indeed were not purged. there have been a number of other indications that he actually has been removed from power. so i think that these stories are pretty much on the mark. >> what does this rule from power, if that's what happened here, what does it say about the power struggles in north korea? is this basically just kim june un trying to take role? >> most people say this shows the regime is stable. if kim jung un didn't feel confident, he wouldn't have removed his number 1 power backer. this is a dangerous time for north korea. the reasons is that period of success, going from the father to the current ruler, the r
newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. during the korean war, mr. newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. mr. newman reportedly reached out to surviving members of his former unit before his trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea. this new information comes after north korea released video of newman apologizing for war crimes committed during the korean war. >>> also new this morning, vice president joe biden is in china. second stop of his week-long trip to asia. here's some new video of the vice president meeting with china's vice president. he also met with china's president. one area of tension between the two nations, china's recent declaration of a new air defense zone over disputed islands in the south china sea. both the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> it is 7:15. former santa clara county supervisor george shirikawa is scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of campaign mail fraud. he was sentenced for a year in jail for misusing public money. this afternoon, he faces an additional fell no
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television apologizing for his role in the korean war. some former burr relationship wills say newman supervised -- guerrillas say newman remembers him as an american lieutenant who provided food and weapons but largely left the fighting to them. they are also questioning his decision to visit north korea where the guerrilla group is still considered some of the most feared and hated fighters of the war. >>> only on 2 tonight. a look ahead to who may be running in the next presidential election. california voters were asked about possible republican presidential candidates, and they appear to have a clear favorite, new jersey governor chris christie. he is on top with 47% voters who responded to the poll saying they have a favorable view of him. that compares to 29% favorable for bush, the former governor from florida and 24% for texas senator ted cruz. >>> a federal judge has cleared the way for cash-strapped detroit to become the largest city in the united states to qualify for bankruptcy. detroit is more than $18 billion in debt. under today's ruling, detroit would be allowed to se
in here tomorrow and we'll also talk about when >>> well, most people know laura newman as anne arundel county's executive but as a teenager, she was the victim of a rape that she says nearly destroyed her. in part because very few people actually believed her including police. well, tonight at 11:00, newman talks about her 20 year fight to find her rapist. >> i decided in that moment i would be his worst nightmare. hewould be e therfor every g arinevand ery trial and every case and i would follow him and make sure he stayed behind bars for the rest of his life. >> tonht at 11:00 only on wusa9 she talks about going from victim to advocate for other rape victims. >>> an investigation is underway tonight into a sky diving tragedy. >> yeah this happened during a group jump in allow, arizona. investigators say two sky divers slammed into one another and died. >> both of their canopies were open. and at the point they collided it's estimated they were about 200, 300 feet up in the air. we're told that both the canopies collapsed and then they both fell to the ground. >> a third sky diver was
straight. >> reporter: 48-year-old grace newman hitting the gym hard these days. at 5'2", 178 pounds, she is the heaviest she has ever been. >> i have to lose the weight because every day, going up and down the stairs, you just are out of breath. >> reporter: some studies have suggested being overweight or obese may be a benign condition. if a person doesn't have problems like high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. now new research finds being healthy and overweight is just a myth. >> being obese, even in the absence of measurable risk factors, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. >> reporter: canadian researchers looked at studies published over the past 60 years and also found the rates of death, heart attack and stroke were higher for obese people. >> going to alternate stretching legs. >> reporter: personal trainer eli ingram recommends easing into lifestyle changes. >> a lot of people start programs and fall off because they try to make too many changes all at once. >> i want to lose 25 pounds. >> grace is hoping to drop her extra weight in the next four
of merrill newman asked me. i think the state department is handling this well. i think the north koreans are holding us to the bargaining chips. i think the best thing to do is see what the north koreans do. at the same time, i think new channels need to be opened. i would get korean war veteran's groups to be active and get him out. kenneth bay, also the squewedes maybe a special envoy. the relationship right now is not strong and not good. the chinese may try to help us. but i don't count on it right now with the issues in the high seas. >> maybe you will get an invitation you were successful in bringing 7 remains back in 2007 of war veterans. i have to go but thank you so much for your time today. >> what is happening right now. youth summit at the white house right now. the white house wants them to get the word out to other young americans about how to enroll. the administration pushing to get others to sign up. we'll have more on this youth summit later in the show. the recordings of several 911 calls made from inside the sandy hook elementary school have just now been release drel
of an 85-year-old palo alto member being held in north korea. they were waiting for newman the day after he was forced off the plane. the 85-year-old was seen on state tv last weekend apologizing for alleged war time crimes in what was widely seen as coerced statement. >> detroit is now the largest american city to qualify for bankruptcy protection. a judge ruled it was insolvent and pension checks could be cut during a bankruptcy proceeding. the ruling after a nine-day trial and four months after the city filed for chapter nine bankruptcy protection. detroit will be allowed to search for a way to pay off debt. >> the big tuberculosis scare on the u.s. airways flight over the weekend turned out to be nothing. officials in arizona now say a man aboortd the flight expected of having tuberculosis negative the man was singled out. passengers were told they'd been exposeed and were advised to contact their physicians immediately. officials deny passengers had to seek medical care. >> vents are suspended at uc cancelled after a fourth student was diagnosed with meningitis. college students are pr
are questioning why 85- year-old meryll newman visited south korea. last week north korea released this video of him confessing to crimes during the war. he acted as an advisor for korean fighters called the white tigers. former members of the white tigers say they are still the most despised and feared in the north. in fact, one korean general who escaped said he would never go back. >> in science, americans are in 22nd place just below average. and in math 29th with 28 countries ahead of the u.s. students from asian nations were at the top in all three categories. >>> new at 10:00, ballerinas taking center stage in a special holiday performance of the nutcracker. >> the whole land was in celebration for clara and the nutcracker. >> reporter: san francisco ballet dancers have been visiting the children's hospital. >> tons of snow flakes dancing around. see they're all on points. >> ballet. >> it's a great reminder for us why we're really out there and it brings the joy to the children. so, that's what nutcracker is all about. >> the first american performance of the nutcracker was in san fra
veterans are questioning why 85- year-old meryll newman visited south korea. last week north korea released this video of him confessing to crimes during the war. he acted as an advisor for korean fighters called the white tigers. former members of the white tigers say they are still the most despised and feared in the north. in fact, one korean general who escaped said he would never go back. >> in science, americans are in 22nd place just below average. and in math 29th with 28 countries ahead of the u.s. students from asian nations were at the top in all three categories. >>> new at 10:00, ballerinas taking center stage in a special holiday performance of the nutcracker. >> the whole land was in celebration for clara and the nutcracker. >> reporter: san francisco ballet dancers have been visiting the children's hospital. >> tons of snow flakes dancing around. see they're all on points. >> ballet. >> it's a great reminder for us why we're really out there and it brings the joy to the children. so, that's what nutcracker is all about. >> the first american performance of the nutcracker was
concern, the two americans, merle newman and kenneth bae, being held with kim's assent, with his agreement. what will it take to get him to agree to send the americans back home? that's the big question on the table. >> barbara starr, thank you so much. >>> is bob dylan a hater? he's been charged in france with inciting hatred. it is all over the comments he made in rolling stone a year ago. he said if you have a slave master in your blood, blacks can sense that. that stuff lingers to this day just like jews can sense nazi blood and the serves can sense croatian blood. they pressed charges but the organization's lawyer told cnn that his client would be willing to drop the charges if dylan publicly apologizes. so is bob dylan in any real legal danger? karen greenburg is the director, of course, americans immediately think freedom of speech but different country, different laws. is bob dylan in any real legal jeopardy in france? >> probably not. i mean, you're right. the united states protects speech including hate speech, which i don't think this is. although the french think otherwise more
the case of merrill newman, the american, 85-year-old korean war veteran. do you think from your indications, did he raise that subject? because china is our best tool to get pyongyang to release this man. >> well, i mean, i do think that korea matters a lot. we -- i haven't heard much about the gentleman and how much joe biden advocated on his behalf. regarding kim jong-un's uncle, the consequence for this with china is he was the principle bridge of communication, coordination, and promotion of investment and potentially a china-like model for economic development in north korea. and so to see him demoted and some of his colleagues possibly executed is a matter of great concern here in beijing, which has already begun to take steps in recent months to send signals to north korea it didn't like the direction it was going. china imported very serious export controls on various technology exports to north korea because of its nuclear program. and we've learned that, you know, one of the things that joe biden and xi jinping discussed is the similarity, the mix of pressure and kind
of merrill newman told the press that he led a guerilla group in the korean war. it was one of the army's special forces units. veterans said it was hated and feared by north korea. merrill newman was pulled from an airliner six years ago after visiting north korea as a tour iment. >> an american man imprisoned in cuba is appealing for help. he was arrested in cuba whilst trying to set up an internet for the community. the only way he'll be released is with the president's help. the white house said it's trying to secure his relief. the president has engaged other figure to use their influence with cuba to promote the release. the cuban government made clear the importance that the united states places on his welfare. >> gross's wife said he lost a lot of weight and his hopes are fading. >>> according to research, for the first time in four decades a majority of americans say the u.s. is less powerful than it was a decade ago. 70% think the u.s. is less respected by other counties than in the past. moth of those polled 68% believe the u.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. an
details shedding light on why u.s. military vet merrill newman was detained in north korea. state media there releasing an e-mail apparently written by numten six months ago. in the e-mail he reaches out to surviving members of a once top secret guerrilla group newman trained during the korean war. he's been held for more than a month. >>> a fourth student at uc santa barbara has come down with meningitis. students there began getting sick about three weeks ago. one has had to have both legs amputated. the strain of meningitis is similar to the one that sickened eight students at princeton university. >>> kind of cool news here. singer billy joel will be a regular staple at madison square garden in new york city. kind of an unusual arrangement but joel struck a deal as the gard garden's first entertainment franchise. he'll have his own logo. he's set to play a show a month at msg for as long as fans want to hear him play. the run begins with four sold out shows starting in january of next year. apparently he told "usa today" that now he can kmut commute to and it takes out the schlepp f
that american veteran being held captive in north korea. turns out that 85-year-old merrill newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a yea
", including the christian pastor, saeed abedini locked up in iran past year-and-a-half. we have merrill newman american veteran held in north korea. this story breaking over last several weeks. alan gross, a u.s. citizen serving 15 year sentence in a cuban prison for his work on a government project n an open letter published in the "usa today." writes this, as we approach the four year anniversary of alan's arrest imprisonment and nightmare i hope the united states and cuban governments will here my plea. i ask alan country, the country he was serving, and my president do what it takes to bid my husband home. four year anniversary of alan's imprisonment passed yesterday and alan's wife judy gross is with us on the program. nice to have you here. >> thank you. good to be here. jenna: you've been married 43 years. we had not the pleasure of meeting alan. i was curious if you could tell us a little bit what he is like? >> alan's personality is very gregarious. he is very friendly. the kind of person who everybody likes as soon as they meet him. more importantly though alan is also a real humanit
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